Funk Island (Holocene of Canada)

Where: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (49.8° N, 53.2° W: paleocoordinates 49.8° N, 53.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; peat

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: S. L. Olson, C. C. Swift, and C. Mokhiber. 1979. An Attempt to Determine the Prey of the Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis). The Auk 96(4):790-792 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122099: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.12.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet. Müller 1846
 Pleuronectiformes - Pleuronectidae
 Perciformes - Gasterosteidae
Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus 1758 three-spined stickleback
 Acanthomorphata - Moronidae
Morone cf. saxatilis temperate bass
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Gadidae indet. Rafinesque 1810
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Alosa sp. Linck 1790 hering
Mallotus villosus Muller 1776
 Charadriiformes - Panalcidae
Pinguinus impennis Linnaeus 1758 Great auk